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travel check list... can someone give me suggestions

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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hi ladies...

my son (19months) and I are going to Europe for 5 weeks... we leave next week... im trying to make a check list of things i need to bring for him... and also things to bring for a 7 hour flight to keep him busy.  he has flown 4 times already but all under a year old and he wasnt mobile so there was no issues with misbehaving.. but now that hes mobile im worried about how to keep him seated for so long... i plan on take a few walks up and down the isles with him (as i have to also cause im 5 months preg and high risk for preeclampsia... so i need to keep the blood flowing in my legs)... so i was wondering if you ladies can help me with the check list...

here are things i have already on it

1. cvs brand tylenol

2. cvs brand motrin

3. benadryl

4. q-tips

5. clothes/jammies/bathing suit/onesie/socks

can you ladies help me out with other things... thanks!!!

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by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:32 AM

no help here my baby is 14. but here is a bump

by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:35 AM
Home Checklist
  • ________Arrange for pet and plant care
  • ________Stop routine deliveries
  • ________Make your home seem lived-in while away by putting lights and a radio on timers
  • ________Turn down thermostat
  • ________Leave keys and itinerary with a friend
  • ________Lock windows, garage, and doors
Before Leaving
  • ________Guide books and maps
  • ________Passport and visa(s)
  • ________Foreign currency of your destination country
  • ________Credit cards
  • ________Travelers checks or ATM card
  • ________Insurance: Trip Cancellation/Medical
  • ________Personal Identification
  • ________Photocopies of documentation
  • ________Birth Certificate (if necessary)
  • ________Marriage License (if necessary)
Basic Essentials
  • ________Appropriate Luggage
  • ________Luggage Locks & ID Tags (Do NOT Lock checked baggage)
  • ________Appropriate Clothing
  • ________Comfortable Footwear
  • ________Rain Protection
  • ________Camera and Film (Place film in carry-on baggage)
  • ________Telephone Plugs for Modem
  • ________Small Flashlight
  • ________Travel Alarm Clock
  • ________Small Binoculars
  • ________Brimmed Hat or Visor
  • ________Reading Materials
  • ________Playing Cards/Games
  • ________Address Book
Maintenance Items
  • ________Batteries for camera and flashlight
  • ________Mini Sewing Kit (place in checked baggage)
  • ________Travel Iron or Steamer
  • ________Sink Stopper
  • ________Folding Scissors (place in checked baggage)
  • ________Laundry Soap Packets
  • ________Laundry Bag
  • ________Ziplock Plastic Bags
  • ________First Aid Kit
  • ________Aspirin/Pain Reliever
  • ________Cold/Sinus Medication
  • ________Diarrhea Medicine
  • ________Laxative
  • ________Insect Repellent
  • ________Contact Lens Preparations
  • ________Antibiotic Ointment
  • ________Alcohol Wipes
  • ________Sunscreen
  • ________Motion Sickness Medicine
  • ________Personal Hygiene Items
  • ________Personal Prescriptions
  • ________Comb/Brush
  • ________Toothbrush/Paste
  • ________Dental Floss
  • ________Shampoo
  • ________Blow Dryer
  • ________Deodorant
  • ________Lotions/Creams
  • ________Cologne
  • ________Lipbalm
  • ________Towelettes
  • ________Shaving Cream
  • ________Towel/Washcloth
  • ________Earplugs

by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Getting ready to go on a family vacation can be an exciting time and being prepared will help make things go more smoothly…

If you’re family is traveling to a foreign country:

Home Checklist:

  • Make arrangements for someone to feed the pets, water the plants, and bring up the mail.
  • If there are no pets feed, make arrangements to have your mail held at the post office and stop newspaper delivery.
  • Leave contact information and itinerary with a house sitter, neighbor, or friend that wouldn’t mind checking on your property while you’re away.
  • Use automatic timers for lights and radio or TV.
  • Lock all windows and doors including basements and garages.
  • Pay bills or get information to pay bills via phone or internet. (Note: Don't send post dated checks... companies will not wait to cash them!)
  • Remove all foods that may spoil from refrigerator.

Airline Travel Tips:

Carry-on Checklist:

  • Camera, film, video, extra batteries. (Note: Undeveloped film and cameras with film need to be in your carry-on baggage, but high-speed film is still at x-ray risk, so ask to remove it and have it hand checked or purchase a lead pouch.)
  • Tickets, ID, passport, itinerary, traveler’s checks, money, maps, keys, medical insurance cards.
  • Jewelry, medications, and other important or high value items.
  • Cell phone and charger.
  • If there’s room, it wouldn’t hurt to have an emergency outfit just in case your luggage is, shall we say… delayed.
  • If you’re traveling with children, make room for a change of clothes in case of a spill on the plane!
  • Kids get a carry on too! Let them bring their own backpack of toys and books.
  • Snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • If your kids have difficulty during plane pressurization, bring lollipops and let them have them prior to taking off. Gum will work too, they just need to do some extra swallowing!
  • Wet wipes
  • If traveling with a baby: diapers, wipes, prepared bottles, bib, towel.

Luggage Packing Tips:

  • Put all liquids in plastic containers filled no more than ¾ of the way and then place in zip lock bags.
  • Bring a plastic bag for dirty clothes.
  • Put a unique marking on your luggage for easy spotting.

Family Packing Checklist


  • Sunscreen & Lip balm
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Hair Products – shampoo & conditioner, brush, & comb, dryer, & accessories
  • Deodorant
  • Teeth – toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Razors & shaving cream
  • Nails – clipper, file, polish & remover
  • Q-tips
  • Bug repellant
  • Eyeglass case / contact lens case and solution
  • Mom’s make-up
  • Baby’s diapers, wipes, Desitin, powder, shampoo, soap, bibs, changing pad, car seat, pacifiers, plastic bags for diapers.
  • First aid supplies – band-aids, disinfectants, sunburn ointment, bug bite ointment


  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Sewing kit
  • Laundry detergent


  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Pants & shorts
  • Shirts & Sweaters
  • Skirts & Dresses
  • Belts
  • Shoes – walking, beach, and dress-up
  • Swimsuits

by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 11:38 AM

A thermometer, toys, any lovies, dvd's of favorite shows....etc.

by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 9:18 PM

thank you ladies.. some really helpful stuff

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